James Evans

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A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

KitchenAid Toaster Oven Redesign by Etienne Choiniere-Shields

We just got design submission from Etienne Choiniere-Shields that explains in detail step by step the process when he designed and developed this …

Industrial Design

99% Invisible-80- An Architect's Code

A Vase That Tells You To Stop Neglecting Your Plants

The wall-mounted system physically tilts when water evaporates, signaling that it’s time for a refill.<p>Plants have the special ability to brighten up any apartment. A little green matter can make any dark or dreary living space, well, a little less dark and dreary. That is, of course, if you …

Dear Model: Posing Tips for How to Look Your Best in Photographs

Dear (new’ish) Model,<p>My name is Other Model. I have spent the last couple of years finding out a few things that I wish I’d known from the start. …

Tim Walker: a very different fashion photographer - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/may/24/tim-walker-photographer-in-pictures<p>720<p>From Tilda Swinton and Agnes Deyn to surrealist …

GoPro Hero Lost at Sea, Found Two and a Half Months Later by a Spearfisherman

We won’t deny it: we love a good lost and found story. When a camera goes drifting out to sea or is lost in an earthquake, only to turn up months or …

world's tallest building - sky city will break ground next month in china the developer made waves when they announced the world's tallest building would be constructed in 90 days, but with a seven month new timeline, the building will break ground next month. read more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/worlds-tallest-building-sky-city-will-break-ground-next-month-in-china/

A Skyscraper-Style Treehouse With Soaring Mountain Views

The Tower House, designed by GLUCK+ Architects, reflects back the forest canopy.<p>Architects like wordplay. It’s a fun and effective way to condense the main thesis behind a project without resorting to archi-speak. It’s also a good bit of marketing. A simple subversion like “horizontal skyscraper” …

Designs for Better Boozing: The Chillsner

Summer's nearly upon us, and we here at Core77 will shortly spend a weekend at a cabin rental where we can sit outside and drink nice, frosty beer in …

Cave of Benagil, Algarve Portugal (o)

A Zero Energy House That You Can Control With Your iPhone

The Soleta House is packed with green gizmos–and looks good, too.<p>Ninety years ago, avant-garde architects were designing houses with modular spaces that echoed the efficiency of planes and cars. Today, we have automated planes (military drones) and, soon, driverless cars. Isn’t it time, then, for …

Plywood Accents Show Potential of Undervalued Material

Plywood, long considered a material best hidden in any finished space, has been slowly making its way into the mainstream material handbooks of …

Avant-garde

Vision of #Space JKC2 #House by ONG&ONG in #Singapore / on design-dautore.com